SOILCOM

BRIT: Bioresource information tool

22 April 2022 - Published by Hanne Lakkenborg Kristensen

Written by:  Phillipp Lüssenhop, Steffen Walk, Ina Körner, TUHH, April 2022

 

Due to the SOILCOM+ approval within the framework of INTERREG Call 12 in June 2021, new contents were introduced for TUHH. Work package 4 on "Waste streams" was significantly expanded to provide information on bio-waste generation, collection and valorisation in the SOILCOM regions in online format. The core element is BRIT, a bioresource information tool that was developed within the FLEXIBI project for feedstocks of flexible biorefineries. It is to be upgraded and adapted to SOILCOM requirements. A specific focus is the “Biowaste collections module” and its application for the SOILCOM countries.

 

Data on biowaste separation and collection were gathered for most regions from Germany and United Kingdom. An Excel database was used to create a generalized model on biowaste separation and collection. This model served as blueprint for the on-line database scheme, which is the core of the new “Biowaste collections module” of BRIT. This new module was connected to BRIT’s “Maps module”, which allows visualization of the data. Furthermore the connection to the “Materials module” was prepared, which is supposed to link biowaste quality information to separation and collection data. A multitude of quality data were collected. The new “Biowaste collections module” was applied to integrate data for multiple German and UK regions via a specific entry template into BRIT. During the data integration it turned out, that the previously chosen administration level NUTS3 is not always appropriate to describe collection systems. For Germany it fits well, but for UK the LAU level on local administration units had to be chosen.

 

The tool is expected to be launched on-line mid of the year.

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                Screenshot from the BRIT-tool. The map is showing the various types of biowaste collection methods applied in the various local administration units
from United Kingdom. (Photo: Lüssenhop, TUHH, 2021).